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Caribbean & Central America - April 2019

Introduction
In this April edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America, we begin by looking at Panama where, if the polls are to be believed, one of the country’s seven presidential candidates fighting the 5 May elections is way out in front...
Central America
If the polls are to be believed, one of Panama’s seven presidential candidates fighting the 5 May elections is way out in front...
President-elect Nayib Bukele visited the US on 13-15 March...
Since 19 April 2018, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) have faced growing international scrutiny due to the State’s repressive crackdown on anti-government demonstrations, sparking domestic unrest and international condemnation...
Honduras has called on its Northern Triangle neighbours, El Salvador and Guatemala, to work together on regional initiatives while the US government led by President Donald Trump deals with the ‘internal discrepancies’ in its ‘contradictory’ policy towards the region...
The English-speaking Caribbean (ESC) and Latin America present two distinct realities as it relates to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) legal rights...
Caribbean
The political struggle in Guyana for control of the country’s newfound – but not-yet-flowing – oil wealth took another twist on 22 March when the Court of Appeal ruled that the 21 December no-confidence motion was invalid...
The 23 January move by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to declare himself president of Venezuela continues to cause difficulties within the Caribbean Community (Caricom)...
*** CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK LOOKS FOR POSITIVE GROWTH...
Highlights
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | IMF visit...

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